Zagreb, August 26th, 2015 - Under the slogan "Be CROactive" (#Be CROactive) the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES), in cooperation with the Croatian sports organizations, organizes on September 12th in Zagreb at the Bundek lake the celebration of the European Week of Sport in Croatia.


The program, organized within the European Week of Sport and coordinated by the European Commission, will be held from September 7th – 13th 2015 with the goal to encourage Croatian citizens to greater sports activities. As the MSES points out, the specific objectives of this project are to fully utilize the existing resources in the Croatian sports community, to change public perception of sports and physical activity and to promote the social value of sports, particularly in preserving health, social involvement in sports, volunteering and education as well as promotion of sports for persons with disabilities.


Within the whole-day-long program at the lake Bundek, in the organization of the Sports Department and Office for Sports Associations and International Affairs of the MSES, the visitors will enjoy – from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. – in seven thematic sports fields of different sports contents: information on sports and sports clubs, sports meetings, medical examinations; activities for children (socializing with the project ambassadors, playing with mascots, sports games, something for youth (presentation of sports clubs and national sports federations, sports projects presentation, presentation of non-traditional sports, fitness clubs, sports industry companies, etc.; zumba, pilates, yoga , testing the limits, free climbing, basketball and small soccer tournament, cycling tournament, etc.), persons with disabilities, the elderly (blood pressure, body mass index, body fat percentage, body weight, quiz: a healthy lifestyle), special activities for families (morning yoga, fitness, dance ..) and an attractive program in the lake Bundek (swimming with one fin). The program also includes top Croatian athletes as the ambassadors of the Croatian sports. Apart from Zagreb, the organization of the European Week of Sport also includes the cities of Bjelovar, Rijeka and Sisak. (Croatian Olympic Committee /rj)